Lotus reveals Emeya hyper-GT

Lotus has revealed the new Emeya: an electric grand tourer that, it says, combines the company’s long history in building sports cars with the latest electric vehicle technologies. It is anticipated the Emeya will be one of the fastest electric GTs in the world when it goes on sale, with 0-100km/h acceleration in under 2.8 seconds.

Sep 12, 2023

Lotus states the Emeya will set a new benchmark for how a Lotus drives and feels when it goes into production in 2024, by combining the company’s 75-year expertise in engineering and design with the latest advanced innovations – bringing drivers an electric car that is exciting to drive and performs exceptionally.

Advances showcased in the forthcoming hyper-GT include active aerodynamic features like the pioneering active front grille, rear diffuser and rear spoiler. This, combined with a low centre of gravity that Lotus calls ‘hyperstance’, enhances stability when driving. The manufacturer believes this will set a new standard in the GT segment for ride and handling excellence.

The Emeya also has an electronically controlled air suspension system. Its advanced onboard sensors feel the road 1,000 times a second and automatically adjust the vehicle to ensure the smoothest ride.

The top specification model of the Emeya features Lotus’ high-power dual motor set-up that delivers a top speed of more than 250km/h and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in under 2.8 seconds, making it one of the fastest electric GTs in the world.

To provide customers with confidence wherever they’re travelling, the performance of the Emeya is complemented by Lotus’ advanced charging capabilities. It can add 150km of range with approximately five minutes of charge using a 350kW DC fast charger, as well as boost range up to 80% within 18 minutes.

The Emeya has been consciously designed with advanced sustainable materials that are also sustainably sourced, to reduce its carbon footprint. This includes a new luxury thread made from repurposed fibres from the fashion industry – as well as PVD aluminium, Alcantara, Nappa leather, and Ultrafabrics PU.

Ensuring that every occupant can enjoy an unrivalled music experience, Lotus says the Emeya will also offer a truly immersive audio system developed in partnership with high-end audio company KEF. The Emeya’s speaker system features KEF’s award-winning Uni-Q speaker design and Uni-Core space-saving subwoofer enclosure, as well as Dolby Atmos-enabled 3D surround sound – first seen in a Lotus on the Eletre Hyper-SUV.

Lotus says the Emeya brings together emotion and logic, power, and precision, and connects the strength of Lotus sports car DNA with four-door luxury and comfort.

The name Emeya was chosen to embody the ambition and commitment which Lotus has for this new vehicle. The Emeya has been purpose built as a flagship model in Lotus’ line-up of luxury electric vehicles, and forms part of the company’s vision to become a global performance brand by 2028.